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Associate Director Product Manager

San Francisco, CA, USA | Fluidigm

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Product Development
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Would you like to join an innovative team creating technology to power groundbreaking insights in academic, clinical, pharma and biotech research?

Our life science analytical and preparatory systems in mass cytometry and genomics can be found in leading academic institutions, clinical research laboratories, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies worldwide. Our mission is bold and ambitious, powering advancements in human health research that can change lives. 

Fluidigm is now looking for a Associate Director, Product Management to manage our microfluidics-based instrument platforms.

This individual will manage on-market products as well as lead new platform development programs from inception to commercialization and beyond.The successful candidate will work closely with all functional groups within our business to ensure we meet and exceed our technical, marketing, commercial and financial expectations. 

You Are:

Passionate about creating cutting edge scientific solutions

Inspired by the opportunity to improve health care decision making through the development of new life science research tools in areas like Oncology, Immuno-Oncology, and Immunology

Motivated to define, design, and commercialize customer solutions that integrate platforms, consumables, assays and software 

You Will:

Understand the dynamics, demands and opportunities within our target markets and translate these understandings into a pipeline of R&D and marketing activity.

Partner with R&D, Sales, Corporate Marketing and senior management to develop and implement global product strategies

Manage product lifecycle from requirements gathering through development, commercialization, product iterations and obsolescence

Lead cross-functional teams to develop, commercialize, and market both new and existing instrument platforms

Develop go to market strategies and marketing plans that address product messaging, competitive positioning, pricing and promotion

Identify and define opportunities for partnerships to complete workflow offerings

Build close relationships with KOLs to test and promote new products, for collaborative opportunities, and to achieve market goals of awareness and emerging trends

Engage, motivate and inspire our global commercial teams to promote and sell our products

Support commercial teams with information about the segment and product positioning

Monitor and report on emerging trends in the market and keep abreast of current research

Travel up to 25% internationally


Bachelor's degree in science related field with greater than Seven (7 ) years of relevant experience with genomics platforms.Experience in product management, marketing, sales, product development, and/or field support of genomics products.

At least 3 years hands-on experience with PCR- and next-generation sequencing (NGS) based instruments, software and applications

At least 5 (five) years of experience in Product Management managing instrument platforms

Successfully lead cross-functional teams to commercialize new genomics products through the entire development cycle in an ISO13485-compliant environment (or similar).

Ability to influence across the organization at all levels

Strong organizational, time management, problem solving, and communication skills

Previous experience with protein expression platforms or applications is highly desirable

PhD or MBA is very desirable but not required


Strong organizational, time management, problem solving, and communication skills


You Are:

Passionate about developing innovative strategies to grow product revenue in new and existing markets

Motivated to beat the competition

Inspired by the opportunity to improve human health using microfluidics-based tools that improve the efficiency of genetic analysis and provide novel research insights   

We Will:

Support you in your ongoing development and contribution both as an employee and a person

Value your contribution and enlist your feedback

Host excellent company-wide events multiple times a year

Make sure you have fun, are fully engaged and promise to have a life beyond “work”

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